May 07, 2008 - by grassonthefield
This past Sunday four of us from Joyent (and one wife) participated in a sprint distance triathlon (half mile swim, 15 mile bike, 4 mile run) at Lake Berryessa east of Napa valley. We all finished. We all had a great experience. Some of the experiences included getting into the cold lake water at 8 in the morning with 125 other people in our wave (there were five waves) and immediately thinking a horrible mistake had been made. Oh, this is what the sinking of the Titanic must have been like, from a participant perspective. To finally getting the rhythm of the swim. Riding like a banshee on the bike. Getting off the bike and not being able to bend over to put on running shoes. And then 4.0 miles. 3.94 miles. 3.93. 3.92. 3.915. The view of the finish line was lubricant for sore muscles and achy joints. The manhattan that night, even better.
We all extend congratulations to Linka Watridge, the wife of our CFO Peter Watridge, on her winning time bettering all of us by more than three minutes.
From l to r: Rod Boothby, Peter Watridge, David Young, Blake Burris
Peter won the bet, if you care.